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When the cat’s away…
…the mice just kinda keep up the status quo.
Dennis is coming home tomorrow afternoon after 5 long days away. Yes, I’ve been flying solo with the kids over here and as much as I dreaded his trip, it’s not been too bad. Not too bad at all, actually.
I’ve been keeping everyone quite busy. Our days have been filled with playdates, park adventures, visiting friends, cooking, baking, cleaning and playing. Maya and I even had a special mama-daughter movie night last night! We had so much fun. We made a huge bowl of popcorn and ate ginger cookies and painted our toenails to match.
I’ve also been very careful (in general, but especially over the last few days) to keep the kids on a fairly regimented schedule. And I must admit, it’s been great. The kids really seem so much more content and happy when we adhere to a solid routine. It helps me immensely too. When everything runs like a well-oiled machine around here, mama is a happy camper.
Here I thought I’d have all the time in the world to blog while Dennis was traveling. I envisioned lonely nights all by myself with nothing but the click of the keyboard to keep me company. Yet here I am on the eve of his return only to finally make my way to my computer for the first time in days. This single-parenting thing is busy.
But while it seems like I’ve been running around a little more and a little faster than usual while Dennis has been gone, nothing much has changed thanks to the schedule. We miss him madly but life around here just keeps on keepin’ on. I suppose I expected more drama (probably on my part, more than anything). I’m glad it’s been so easy.
And anyway, my fella will be home sweet home tomorrow and I’m so excited to see his handsome face.